Trapa natans L.

Trapa natans L.

Synonymy

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    Taxon info

    Trapa natans is a widespread Euro-Siberian water plant, growing at a depth of 1–3 m in lakes and often covering the surface with its distinctive rosettes of rhombic leaves. The flowers are inconspicuous and more or less submerged in the axils of floating leaves. The fruit is a large, sharply horned nut, often found on lake margins. In Greece Trapa natans occurs in some of the main lakes in the north (Kastoria, Kerkini, Prespa, etc.).A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 364 [Plate 24.4]

    Distribution

    NC NE 

    Greece (North Central Greecepresent; North-East Greecepresent)

    Status

    Native / Non Range-Restricted

    Chorology

    Paleotemperate

    Life-form

    Aquatic

    Habitat

    Freshwater habitats

    IUCN category

    Least Concern

    Presidential Decree 67/81

    Yes

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